Willis House (York, Pennsylvania)
Willis House, January 1963
|Location||135 Willis Run Rd., north of York, Manchester Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2.6 acres (1.1 ha)|
|Architectural style||English Georgian|
|NRHP Reference #||79002370|
|Added to NRHP||April 20, 1979|
The Willis House is a historic home located at Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1762, and is a 2 1/2-story, banked brick dwelling with a partly exposed basement. It measures 30 feet long by 31 feet wide and has a steeply pitched gable roof. The interior is laid out in avariation of a Georgian center hall plan.
The builder William Willis (*1726 †1801), a quaker, got 1752 480 acres from Thomas Penn and Richard Penn. His grandfather John Willis was born 1668 in Great Britain. 1675 the family migrated to Westbury, Long Island, New York. His son Samuel Williams (*1778 †1848) is frequently mentioned in local histories as "kindly Friend Willis" and was a ringleader of the Underground Railroad.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Historic York, Inc (February 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Willis House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-18.
- Historic York website
- Willis House, 190 Willis Road, York, York County, PA: 4 photos, 6 data pages, and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Buildings Survey
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